Realize and Realize Reader System Requirements

Operating System and Browser Support Matrix

The Realize and Realize Reader system requirements include the latest versions of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge®, Mozilla® Firefox®, and Apple® Safari®. By designating officially-supported operating systems and browsers, Savvas is able to ensure an optimal user experience; however, Realize and Realize Reader will operate in other, untested combinations of operating systems and browsers.

Realize and Realize Reader System Requirements
Operating System Browser Version (or latest) Screen Resolution Accessibility
Screen Reader Keyboard
Windows® 10 Microsoft Edge 90 Multiple JAWS for Windows ® 2018 Yes
Windows 10 Chrome 90 Multiple    
Windows 10 Firefox 88* Multiple NVDA (latest version) Yes
Chrome OS 90 Chrome 90 1366 x 768 dp ChromeVox Yes
Mac OS® 10.15 Safari 13* Multiple VoiceOver Yes
Mac OS® 10.15 Chrome 90 Multiple    
iPadOS 14.5.1

Apple® iPad® 5th generation and later, starting with iPad Air/Pro/2017 iOS

Safari** 768 x 1024 dp VoiceOver Gesture

iPadOS 13.7

Apple® iPad® 5th generation and later, starting with iPad Air/Pro/2017 iOS

Safari** 768 x 1024 dp    
Android™ 10 Chrome 89 Large tablet > 768 dp    

* Realize Reader for offline use is not supported in Firefox or in Safari on Mac OS. See Realize Reader for Offline Access for access and supported browser information.

* For the best Realize Reader experience when using Firefox, disable Enhanced Tracking Protection option in the browser settings.

* *When using Safari, toggle off / disable the Prevent Cross-Site Tracking option in the Privacy & Security settings or preferences section.

Additional Requirements

  • Always use the normal browsing mode in the Firefox browser since the private (incognito) browsing mode is not supported. For all other browsers, the private (incognito) browsing mode is not recommended.
  • Adobe® Reader® (latest version) and Microsoft® Excel® or other spreadsheet software is required for teacher and administrator accounts. Allow outgoing HTTPS/SSL communication to through port 443.

Permitted URLs

Use the Permitted URLs list as a reference when configuring firewall and/or content filtering devices to allow access to the resources. View the full list.

Internet Connection

A bandwidth speed of 1 Mbps per user is recommended for optimal performance on all Realize and Realize Reader apps.

  • At School: The Realize application is a modern web application; the user's web browser will cache Realize for a period of 30 days or until a new version becomes available. It is estimated that an average of 12MB worth of data is transmitted per student per day. This estimate is based on a student usage session of seven page hits and downloading one content item.
  • At Home: Broadband via cable modem, DSL, or other high-speed Internet connection typically provides the recommended bandwidth.

Check your web cache settings. When properly configured, web caching may result in improved performance.

Additional Recommendations

  • Configure pop-up blockers to include *, *, *, *, and * in the list of allowed sites. If in doubt, check with your school's technology department for the proper browser pop-up and security settings. Disabling pop-up blockers is not recommended.
  • Enable JavaScript™ and cookies.

Product Specific Information

  • Auténtico users please note that assignments that require recording may not be completed on iPads.

  • Currently, you must have access to a Windows-based PC computer/laptop or a Macintosh computer/laptop to use Answers & Solutions application.